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10 Stories on Global Climate Change: Women Journalists Share the Untold Impacts

The effects of climate change are already being felt. Around the world, communities are threatened by environmental changes including increased pollution, unsafe water sources, dwindling wildlife populations and much more.

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Women journalists continue to cover these impacts, exploring the untold stories of climate change. As the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change approaches, the articles below showcase the work of International Women’s Media Foundation fellows and grantees to shed light on this crisis.


1. RIVER OF TRASH How Plastic Pollution Is Making Central American Communities UninhabitableAmelia Urry and Celia Talbot Tobin

The Motagua River empties into the Caribbean Sea, home to the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere located off the coasts of Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. Amelia Urry and Celia Talbot Tobin examine how Guatemala’s “mismanaged waste” created a river and beaches choked with trash.

2. An unlikely feud between beekeepers and Mennonites simmers in MexicoNadia Shira Cohen and Nina Strochlic

Mayan beekeepers and Mennonite soy producers are in an ongoing feud over deforestation and delicate ecosystems in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Nina Strochlic and Nadia Shira Cohen report on the declining honey harvests and continued conflict between these groups.

3. The town that refuses to die — Sarah Craig

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